SOCIETIES

[ Sir Stafford Northcote, Conservative politician. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('Stafford H. Northcote') to E. Lynch Daniell. regarding the Endowed Schools' Bill and lecturing on Friendly Societies.

Author: 
Sir Stafford Northcote [ Stafford Henry Northcote, 1st Earl of Iddesleigh ] (1851-1885), Conservative politician [ E. Lynch Daniell, Assistant Commissioner on Friendly Societies in Ireland ]
Publication details: 
On embossed letterhead of the House of Commons Library. 17 July 1874.
£40.00

3pp., 12mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn. Headed 'Private'. He begins by undertaking to bear in mind Daniell's wishes if the Endowed Schools' Bill becomes law. With regard to 'lectures on the Friendly Societies', he thinks Daniell would be 'very well qualified to deliver some; but I don't think it would do for the Government to employ any one for the purpose'. He suggests he try to make 'private arrangements with some of the Literary and Philanthropic Societies', to some of which 'Ludlow' might be able to introduce him.

[Printed item.] Some Efforts of American Negroes for their own Social Betterment. Report of an investigation under the direction of Atlanta University; together with the proceedings of the Third Conference for the study of the Negro Problems.

Author: 
W. E. Burghardt Du Bois, Ph.D., Corresponding Secretary of the Conference [Conference for the study of the Negro Problems; Atlanta University, Georgia; Milline L. Perry; Prof. J. M. Colson]
Publication details: 
Held at Atlanta University, May 25-26, 1898. Atlanta, Ga. [Georgia] Atlanta University Press. 1898.
£300.00

[2] + 66pp., 8vo. Stapled. With loose front and back covers of green printed wraps. In fair condition, on aged paper, with rusted staples and the two loose covers heavily chipped and worn. With labels, shelfmark and stamps of the Board of Education Reference Library. The first part is titled 'Results of the Investigation', and is in eight parts, including 'The Church', 'The Secret Society', 'Benficial and Insurance Societies' and 'Cooperative Business'. The second part includes 'Papers Submitted to the Conference' by H. H. Proctor, Dr H. R.

Manuscript minute book of board meetings of the London Commercial Deposit Permanent Building Society and Deposit Bank, 1882 to 1888. With signatures of the various directors.

Author: 
[London Commercial Deposit Permanent Building Society and Deposit Bank; W. Hurran, Chairman]
Publication details: 
13 March 1882 to 12 November 1888.
£550.00

More information about this Society (founded in 1863 and incorporated in 1875) is to be found in the report in The Times, 20 September 1892 ('Suspension Of Another Building Society'), of the announcement of its dissolution 'in consequence of the commercial panic'. See also 'The Stoppage Of Building Societies', Times, 21 September 1892, which reports the reversal of the decision to wind up the Society. Folio, 248 pp. Disbound. Text clear and complete. Foxing and slight wear to first and last few leaves of volume, otherwise in good condition on lightly-aged paper.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J Crowe') by John Crowe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Norwich Union Fire & Life Insurance Societies, to Major-General John Hall, regarding 'the misconduct of the Secretary Mr Thos Bignold Senr.'

Author: 
John Crowe, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Norwich Union Fire & Life Insurance Societies [Major-General John Hall (1770-1823) of Park Hall, Mansfield Woodhouse; Thomas Bignold (1761-1835)]
Publication details: 
16 November 1818; Union Office, Norwich.
£280.00

Folio, 2 pp. On the rectos of the two leaves of a bifolium. On laid paper watermarked 'Gilling & Allford 1816'. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The first page contains a letter addressed to 'General Hall' from 'Union Office | Norwich 16th Novr. 1818', forty lines long and signed 'J Crowe'. The second page is headed 'Norwich Union Life Insurance Society | Statement of the particulars of the misconduct of the Secretary Mr Thos Bignold Senr.' It contains a six-point indictment of Bignold, totalling thirty-seven lines.

[Printed 'Resolutions' of the British Archaeological Association, written following 'dissensions' within the Association in 1845; with printed tickets of admission.

Author: 
[The British Archaeological Association; Thomas Crofton Croker; Charles Roach Smith; Thomas Joseph Pettigrew]
The British Archaeological Association
Publication details: 
Resolutions undated [1845]; printed in London by J. Wertheimer and Co., Printers, Finsbury Circus. Tickets from the 1840s.
£100.00
The British Archaeological Association

Both items fair, on aged and creased paper, with texts clear and complete. Resolutions: 4to, 2 pp. Headed 'British Archaeological Association.' A 'Requisition' having been signed by 'one hundred and sixty-two Members', the Association's treasurer Pettigrew is recorded as following a reading of this with 'a detailed account of the rise and progress of the Association, and of the nature of the dissensions which for months have diverted the attention of the Committee from the objects for which the Association was formed'. The resolutions are stated, and the proposers named as: Rev. R. H.

[Printed 1845 circular on behalf of the British Archaeological Association, by Honorary Secretaries Thomas Crofton Croker and Charles Roach Smith; with printed copy of 'Resolutions' following 'dissensions'; and printed tickets of admission.

Author: 
[The British Archaeological Association; Thomas Crofton Croker; Charles Roach Smith; Thomas Joseph Pettigrew]
[The British Archaeological Association
Publication details: 
Circular dated 7 March 1845. 'Resolutions' undated, and printed in London by J. Wertheimer and Co., Printers, Finsbury Circus.]
£180.00
[The British Archaeological Association

The three items are in fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with texts clear and complete. Circular by Crofton Croker and Roach Smith: 12mo, 1 p. On bifolium. Headed 'British Archaeological Association'. Enclosing the 'Resolutions', and drawing attention to the fourth of them, with a statement concerning subscriptions. 'Resolutions': 4to, 2 pp.

Printed handbill, addressed 'To the Members of the Wesleyan-Methodist Societies', headed 'Worn-out Ministers' and Ministers' Widows' Auxiliary Fund'.

Author: 
James Wood and John Scott, Treasurers, and Thomas Eastwood, Secretary, Wesleyan-Methodist Societies [Worn-out Ministers' and Ministers' Widows' Auxiliary Fund]
Publication details: 
[London?] 20 August 1848.
£23.00

12mo, 2 pp. On single leaf. Text clear and complete. On aged paper with stitch marks along one margin. No copy on COPAC.

The Annual Address of the Conference to the Methodist Societies in Great Britain, in the Connexion established by the Late Rev. John Wesley, A.M. August, 1852.

Author: 
John Scott, President; John Farrar, Secretary, Conference to the Methodist Societies in Great Britain, Sheffield, 1852.
Publication details: 
London: Published by John Mason, 14, City-Road; sold at 66, Paternoster Row. 1852. [Thoms, Printer, 12, Warwick Square.]
£125.00

12mo, 12 pp. Unbound. Stitched as issued. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper. Ownership signature at head of title: 'Mr. Whittaker'. Ends: 'Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, | John Scott, President, | John Farrar, Secretary. | Sheffield, August, 17th, 1852.' Scarce: no copy in the British Library, and none on COPAC.

An Address on Temperance Societies.

Author: 
A FRIEND.' [Joseph Livesey, printer, Church-street, Preston, Lancashire; provincial printing; temperance societies]
Publication details: 
Undated [1850?]. Printed and Sold by J. Livesey, Church-street, Preston.
£65.00

12mo, 4 pp. Disbound bifolium. Text clear and complete. On aged and foxed paper, with some wear and chipping. 'The distillers, merchants, and dealers; the landlords, the brewers, and the owners of licensed houses - not to say the government itself - actuated by interested motives, have all done honour at the shrine of Bacchus; and when it is understood that about a million of persons are enriched or supported by this nefarious traffic, no wonder that the happy soil of England should be deluged with this liquid fire.' Following slug: '(1s. 4d.

Thirty-one items: including fourteen Signed Letters and Notes (all 'E. F Crowe'), Typed and in Autograph, mostly written to various Secretaries and officials of the Royal Society of Arts. With enclosures, drafts and copies of replies.

Author: 
Sir Edward Crowe [Sir Edward Thomas Frederick Crowe] (1877-1955), public servant, Vice-President (1937-60), President (1942-3), and Chairman of the Council (1941-3) of the Royal Society of Arts
Publication details: 
Dating from between 27 June 1940 and 26 March 1943. Most of Crowe's letters from his London address: 12A Ennismore Gardens, SW7.
£125.00

The collection of thirty-one items is in good condition, with the texts (in a variety of formats) clear and complete. Includes nine Typed Letters Signed, one Autograph Letter Signed, two Autograph Notes Signed, one Autograph Card Signed, one Typed Note Signed by Crowe, with a Typed Letter and a Typed Note signed on his behalf. The first item is an Autograph Card Signed from Crowe accepting his election as the Society's Vice-President.

List of the members of the club of "Nobody's Friends".

Author: 
The club of 'Nobody's Friends' [VICTORIAN CLUBS AND SOCIETIES]
Publication details: 
[s. l. et a.] 'As existing on 1st January, 1878.'
£76.00

See 'The club of 'Nobody's Friends' 1800-2000: a memoir on its two-hundredth anniversary' by Geoffrey Rowell (2000). Four-page bifolium. Good, on grubby, discoloured paper, with some creasing and wear at foot. Gives details of the election between 1820 and 1877 of fifty-nine Actual Members, and of eighteen Honorary Members. Includes the Rev. Charles Burney, the artist George Richmond and the publisher John Murray.

Programme, with signatures, entitled 'The Centenary Meeting of the Reading Lodge of Union No. 414, held at the Masonic Hall, Greyfriars Road, Reading, on Thursday, Twenty-sixth day of October, Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-three.'

Author: 
Reading Lodge of Union No. 414 [Freemasons; Freemasonry; Masonic]
Publication details: 
Printed at The Crown Press. Caxton Street, Reading, by Bradley & Son, Ltd. [1933.]
£85.00

Octavo, 16 pages. In original cream wraps, tied with blue ribbon, and with the insignia of the Lodge printed on the front. Good, if a little aged. Creased where folded in half. With the signatures of seven of the Lodge's members in pencil on front wrap (Bob Bradley, P. H. Crozier, Herbert L. Hawkes and others). From the collection of the pamphlet's printer Robert W. Bradley, who is listed among the Lodge's Officers as 'Organist', and who signs 'Bob Bradley'.

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